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Comparing my Thanksgivings of yesteryear and now...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015      1 comments

The way I spend Thanksgiving is so different from those holidays of the 1950's and -60's as I grew up! Different in numbers of people, location of dining, and so much more too. I remember the old holidays with great affection and cherish today... Read more

"Official Ultimate SparkPeople Life Challenge Blog"

Tuesday, November 17, 2015      5 comments

Am working on activity and sleep issues. I've gotten out my exercise/activity journal and recorded yesterday's and today's (so far) steps/mileage, minutes/type/repetitions of exercise. COMMENT: writing it out this way made me want to d... Read more

Home as Environment: part of my journey

Saturday, September 26, 2015      4 comments

My current focus on mindfulness and meditation is in fact what made me look around myself and realize that environment is so important to how we FEEL in general that this project is an important stage of my journey toward a healthy lifestyle. ... Read more

Diabetes Weight-Loss Challenge - good idea 'even' if not a diabetic

Wednesday, September 09, 2015      7 comments

Although I'm not diabetic or pre-diabetic, I joined The Diabetes Weight-Loss Challenge. Why? First of all, my RD (dietician) told me years ago that a nutrition plan for people with diabetes is well-rounded and healthy. Secondly? I do... Read more

My 8-year take on Points and the site

Tuesday, March 31, 2015      12 comments

This site has changed tremendously in the time I've used it for my journey. Most of the changes have been absolutely fantastic; the once difficult-to-navigate site with hidden articles is now so easy to use! Perhaps one of the best changes was... Read more

Enjoying ourselves, our time: an important ingredient in lifestyle

Wednesday, March 18, 2015      5 comments

Ah, the work for a St. Patrick's Day party is over; I'm still exhausted but so glad I put forth the effort. In addition to the decorating I did for the night, I'd gathered and printed up over a few hundred Irish blessings and Irish proverbs and... Read more

Fitbit !

Saturday, February 21, 2015      8 comments

Wow, what a delightful surprise it was that last Wednesday night everyone in our Wednesday evening group was given a fitbit flex!!! My schedule was frantic this week, so I waited until this tonight to get the fitbit started. Technophobe th... Read more

Leading horses to water is the easy part

Tuesday, January 27, 2015      8 comments

Tuesday is meeting night for the Healthy Lifestyle RoundTable group I lead. I'd decided it was time to have people talk in a general way about their goals and methods of reaching goal. I started things by sharing ideas from a seminar on goal-a... Read more

Jan 15, Part 2 of "Observations..."

Thursday, January 15, 2015      6 comments

Food aversion: This has many causes. For me: Disinterest in food, forgetting to eat, etc. evolved into delaying meals and other habits that all fall under the sum umbrella of "food aversion" for me. It all started when I had cancer (even be... Read more

Current observations: my food intake and walking

Thursday, January 15, 2015      5 comments

Since November 12th I've been tracking not just every blasted food item or beverage but also my steps, minutes of exercise, my morning weight, and my step count... every day. This is for the group I'm in that is for people who are either pre-di... Read more

Reverse the domino effect

Saturday, January 10, 2015      7 comments

How often have you heard - or been the one saying - that one slip off a streak is the beginning of falling off a plan and not knowing quite what 'went wrong' or how to get back on track? Tonight I watched a video on good ole YouTube. Domin... Read more

The functions of insulin - more complex than I'd known!

Tuesday, September 09, 2014      6 comments

Last night and today I've been going through information on insulin. Not just (just?!?) from the diabetic-fear viewpoint that is prevalent, but for connections to other systems. The need to eat in the morning is important...and I know that in... Read more

Be Your Own Version of Yo-Yo Ma!

Thursday, September 04, 2014      6 comments

"I learn something not because I have to, but because I really want to. That's the same view I have for performing. I'm performing because I really want to, not because I have to bring bread back home." ............................
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Busy last week, ready to slow my pace!

Tuesday, September 02, 2014      8 comments

The past week has been rough for me. Nothing dramatic in the long-term, but stress-filled and stressful. Constant obligations, taking my son down to the VA Hosp for a procedure, hauling grandkids to appointments, appointments with restaurant m... Read more

First lifestyle support group meeting went well!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014      8 comments

First: Please note that my keyboard has for weeks been refusing to type every letter I hit, so you'll see words that are missing 'something'. Consider it a game, and read on, ok? Thanks for unerstanding?! ----------------------------
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